birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Examples of birthmark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One boy was a blonde and the other had a birthmark on his face. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, "Early Retirement," 21 Jan. 2021 The boy with the birthmark spit up his Jack-and-soda. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, "Early Retirement," 21 Jan. 2021 With pandemic safety protocols in place, Dr. Lee reopens her office to work on Monica, who has a large birthmark growing on the side of her face. Washington Post, "What to watch on Monday: ‘Cops and Robbers’ on Netflix," 28 Dec. 2020 Yet another doctor mistook discolorations as bruises caused by abuse, even though the spots are common type of birthmark in people with dark skin. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "'We were guilty until we could prove ourselves innocent': Family files claim against DCS after newborn taken," 2 July 2020 There’s evidence that birthmarks, being pregnant and being overweight can put candidates at a disadvantage. Adam Grant, New York Times, "Job Interviews Are Broken. There’s a Way to Fix Them.," 1 May 2020 Who knows, the singer could end up choosing to share your photo — birthmarks and all. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Ciara Goes Makeup- and Extension-Free for Her Birthday — and Then Shared It on Instagram," 24 Apr. 2019 Cox and Dobrozsi pointed out as early as June that a nurse practitioner had declined to consult a Children’s Wisconsin dermatologist before confusing their baby’s birthmarks for bruises. NBC News, "Doctors at Wisconsin hospital call for changes amid backlash over child abuse cases," 6 Feb. 2020 However, the birthmark continued to grow and became nearly 2.5 centimeters wide, obstructing the 1-year-old’s vision. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Toddler Has Unique Surgery to Remove Large Facial Growth that Obstructed Her Vision," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of birthmark

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthmark was in 1579

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8 Feb 2021

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“Birthmark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthmark. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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birthmark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark that is present on the skin from the time when someone is born

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Medical Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Other Words from birthmark

birthmark transitive verb

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